Desta Lorenso Girma conducts his doctoral research at the Frobenius Institute, Goethe University of Frankfurt, under the Gerda Henkel Scholarship. His research focuses on the 'Anthropology of Gender Power Relations' within the Kambaata community in Ethiopia. Previously, he conducted the earlier part of his doctoral research at Mekelle and Addis Ababa Universities. He studied Ethiopian Languages and Literature (BA), Anthropology (MA), Law (LLB), and Accounting (Diploma). Currently, Desta sits on the board of the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social workers, and Anthropologists (ESSSWA) since 2022. He served as deputy head of the Bureau of Culture, Art, and Tourism of Addis Ababa City and as director of the Directorate for Sector Research and Development at the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Thematic: Anthropology of gender, Marketing and Business Anthropology, Shared cultural values, Feminist Anthropology, Power relations, Anthropology of women entrepreneurship and cultural tourism
Regional: Southern Ethiopia (Kambaata)
Research works and publications
2019 Yewudie, G., Nega, Z. Amare, A., Girma, D.L & Debebe, A. ‘የሴቶች ሁለንተናዊ አበርክቶ/ Yesetoch Hulentenawi Aberkito.’(Amharic) Women´s strategic development center. Hibre Kelem Press. Addis Ababa. ISBN: 978-99944-75-29-2.
2019 Women’s Struggle for Freedom and Human Rights in Guraghe Community of Southern Ethiopia: The Case of ‘Kakie Wuredot’ Anthropological Insight of Ethiopian Feminism of 1850’s. In ‘Yesetoch Hulentenawi Aberkito’.(Amharic) Ed. by Yewudie, G., Nega, Z. Amare, A., Girma, D.L & Debebe, pp.38- A. Women´s strategic development center. Hibre Kelem Press. Addis Ababa. ISBN: 978-99944-75-29-2.
2011 ሴቶች እና ኢንተርፕሪነርሺፕ በከምባታ/ Women and Entrepreneurship in Kambaata Community. (Amharic) In Yeinterpreneurship Qulfoch. Vol. 5. Ed. By Bezabih, W & Semu, B. pp. 112-118. Emperitech Ethiopia Business Societz (EEBS).
2019 Dynamics of Female Entrepreneurship in Kambaata Community of Southern Ethiopia. Annual Bulletin of Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.